Food Protection: Mobile Vendors

The Food Protection Course for Mobile Vendors trains individuals in food protection practices to ensure the safety of the food served in New York City's mobile food carts and trucks. The NYC Health code requires that all applicants for a Mobile Food Vendor license be certified in food protection. Completion of this course and passing of the final exam satisfies that requirement. The cost of the course is $53.00.

Frequency and Duration: This is an eight-hour course conducted over two days, four hours each day.

At this time, this course is available only in a virtual classroom setting. The course and exam will be offered via the WebEx application. When you pass the exam, you will be issued a Mobile Food Vending License. You can apply for the license and register for the course in person at the Department of Consumer and Worker (DCWP). Note all visits to DCWP are by appointment only.

The course is available in English and the exam is offered in English and the following 15 languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.